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50 SHADES OF GREY

I was just reading the one-star reviews on Amazon (which comprise nearly a third of the total).

Some quite hilarious - probably better than reading the book!

T.

I haven’t read it yet but I may do at some point as I adore erotica. I would wholeheartedly advise checking out classics such as ‘Delta of Venus’ by Anais Nin - she was a phenominal writer. If you like real imagination, flight and fancy and some bizareness in your erotica, I’d recommend ‘House of Holes’ by Nicholson Baker. :slight_smile:

Male therapy…sweet

I am intrigued to know what you are all talking about so have ordered them online!

Teresa. x

I’ve read all three, I was a bit bored with the first one, a bit too any “Oh My” but I must admit I got hooked, but there is a story there as well. When I went on holiday all you could see was women engrossed In these books. I think there just a bit of harmless fun

Whoever took on the job of marketing these books has made an excellent job!

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Story in the papers today about a man who didn’t like his girlfriend reading Fifty shades of Grey so went round

to her house and squirted brown sauce in her face!! For some reason it went to court and he got a fine, 6 months community

service and a curfew for six weeks. Seems a bit harsh.

Maybe he should have waited until she’d got to the end of the book. ha.

Jen (haven’t read it and after the above comments don’t think I’ll bother)

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Jen (haven’t read it and after the above comments don’t think I’ll bother)

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They are an acquired taste. I have just finished reading all three for the second time in 3 weeks. Going to go anon because I know a few people on here who would have a few comments on that.

It just goes to show that one size fits all slogan certainly doesn`t work with these books.

Each to his own…some of you have diverted from your usual genre and loved the books, others dismiss them as trash.

Good job we have freedom of choice, eh?

I`m not reading them btw.

luv Pollx

No but it’s on my list. Apparantly there are a lot of happy husbands and boyfrineds out there at the moment, they are no doubt getting it a bit more LOL x

I haven’t read the book but the reviews on Amazon uk are laugh out loud funny and deffinatly worth reading.

I’ve read the first and have no intention of reading the others. I’d class it as one of the most badly written books I’ve ever read. I’ve no problem with people reading Erotica but I remember studying the classic Story of O or Histoire d’O published in 1954 about love, dominance and submission by French author Pauline Réage. How books like this should be written.

I’ve no problems reading about BDSM but if people are getting thrills out of the way this is written then these are sad times for Anglo/American Literature e.g. the language, characterisation, structure and plot leave a lot to be desired. They’re also sad times for we readers if we think this is an example of a good read.

If there’s anything immoral or offensive in this book it is that E.L. James has jumped on a bandwagon of those needing a cheap thrill and is making mega bucks out of the Trilogy and forthcoming film, whilst writer friends of mine who turn out really excellent books, stories, short fiction etc. are struggling against the might of Publishing Houses who get their megabucks from the old ‘Sex Sells’ idea.

Think I’d best leave it there and go and read my Beano comic :wink:

Eiona

i am actually listening to them via audio books and listen to them whislt driving hope i dont get stopped cos i dont know how to turn it off apart from stopping engine lol oh yes im 46 yrs old and im not finding them offensive in any way and im usually prudish about things like that

That one by ‘Catfish’ was hilarious. Thanks Jo for the hint - I had a good chortle at the reviews. For those that haven’t - look at the 1 * reviews. Brilliant.

xx

My daughter - who never reads a book - said she was reading it - so this morning l have put on her facebook page -'Have you finished reading 50shades of grey - as your granny has nothing to read.

F

I have it in audio book format, I have got to about chapter 12 so far and I am quite disappointed. Perhaps that’s cos I’m a bloke, maybe it will appeal better to a female audience. Amazing what ‘hype’ can do.

Hope you enjoy it.

Bill.

I’ve read them all!! and enjoyed them and I’m planning to highlight certain pages for my husband to read. I think we’ll both end up smiling a lot more!!!

They are harmless fun. It’s become cult reading among all of my friends, I think they feel left out if they haven’t read them by now.

Jessie

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I’ve read them all!! and enjoyed them and I’m planning to highlight certain pages for my husband to read. I think we’ll both end up smiling a lot more!!!

They are harmless fun. It’s become cult reading among all of my friends, I think they feel left out if they haven’t read them by now.

Jessie

[/quote] we can discuss then over coffee next week lol still only on first one as i have it on audio and i keep putting it on and falling asleep its like someone reading me a b ed time story lol

the silence from the feminists about this book is deafening!